Thursday, April 19, 2018

scrappy vintage look 1930's quilt ~ I'm calling it Cascading Diamonds

So I have a new obsession ~ well, two, really. :-D I love a good old vintage sewing machine, and I love a colorful scrappy quilt! And do you know what? These two obsessions can happily chum about hand in hand quite successfully :-D

This is my current quilt top that I am working on (still need to sandwich and quilt it), and the two machines I worked it on.

This is some of my fabric selection ~ I used "dear little world" by quilt gate, as well as "arbor blossom", "child smile", "little heroines", "windowsill garden", "nana Mae 1 and 2", & lazy days". 

This is my 1950's Japanese badged Brother, with its perfect scant 1/4" presser foot (which also works quite well in place of a walking foot for machine quilting.)

This is my 1950's Japanese badged Remington,  same featires, but sadly the tension unit crapped out mid-project,  and I retired it to work on it another day.

These are the sweet little fussy cuts that I framed up. The little squares are 2", and the rectangles 4" X 2.75". The strips are 1.25".

Putting the blocks together. 

I used several different focal blocks ~ some are the fussy cuts

And some are 9 patch on point.

And some are 4 patch on point.

All in all, it makes for a fun, scrappy "Cascading Diamonds" 1930's sort of quilt. :-D 

Monday, June 12, 2017

A New Adventure ~ Handmade Bags & Other Kawaii Goodies on Etsy

Well, it's true ~ it looks as though I've stayed true to form once again. It seems that my habit of obsessively going for something has struck yet again! What could it be this time, you may wonder?
Perhaps, Dear Reader, you will not be as surprised as I was in finding out that I actually needed an outlet for all of these obsessive crafty moments, & finally turned to Etsy. Yes, it's true, I have opened an Etsy shop (see what a legitimate excuse I have THIS time for being neglectful on the blog!?) & I have named it My Current Obsession.

Here are a few of the things that I'm offering:

This is just a very small selection of the bento boxes that I have available.

Of course, you knew it, BENTO BOXES! I love bento, & I REALLY love a good box to put it in. I also have some fun bento making tools, too!

I also have some very fun contact lens cases

Lots & lots of stationery & stickers

Planners & journal books

Cute planner clip sets, 

Some notebooks and knit & crochet baby clothes

A LOT ( and I do mean a ridiculous LOT ~ what can I say, I really got into nail art, it's just so fun to doo-dad up your nails!) Of super kawaii nail art

And my current favorite ~ 
hand made patchwork, kimono, kinchaku, bento, make-up & granny bags & purses!

Oddly enough, this is actually only a small selection of the bags I've been making. (That whole obsessive thing, you know. )
That's the thing with an etsy shop ~ it's a lot of work in a lot of areas, but it's very fun  for me and gives me a great outlet for my creativity.

I hope you all have enjoyed this post. I will update my blog with my new additions to My Current Obsession as it goes & grows. Take care, Dear Reader, and do come and visit me at my shop!